Process – Friend or Foe?

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I have a love-hate relationship with “process.” By process, I’m referring to that which we require as a pathway to accomplishing a given task. If you want to become a member of a gym, you must fill out paperwork, disclaimers, pay money, get a photo id card taken, and obey the gym rules going forward. That’s […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 115

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: I’ve been teaching a class at Pepperdine University this past week. I realize that I still love college kids and teaching. But…my heart is with the church. I’m glad the Donald Sterling thing is wrapping up. What a mess. The Padres drafted well in the first two […]

Avoid These 5 Staffing Mistakes

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“The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last week. Collins is one of my favorite…OK, my favorite, author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his team has done over the years has changed even the everyday language of leadership for many.

While not everything Collins says from a business perspective should be used in churches, that statement can. At a strategic level, nothing matters more than using good judgment in people decisions. So, I’ve compiled a list of five huge staffing mistakes either I or people I know have made. Avoiding these will help your church immensely: